The crystal turquoise waters surrounding the 122 Abrolhos Islands are teeming with wildlife including sea lions, quokkas, Tamar wallabies, bottlenose dolphins, green turtles, whales, sharks as well as the most prized eating fish such as dhufish, snapper, baldchin groper, emperor and coral trout.
There are a number of ancient shipwrecks among the reefs, some of which lie 2,500 metres deep on the ocean floor. The most notable was the Batavia which sank in 1629.
The breathtaking man-made structure that is the Kalbarri Skywalk offers unsurpassed views over Murchison River Gorge from high above.
The Mid West is also home to Australia’s only monastic town, New Norcia, which was founded in 1847 by Spanish Benedictine Monks. The working monks make freshly-baked bread, ale and olive oil which are available for purchase.
For more information, visit the Mid West Development Commission.